Current Place of Residence: Massachusetts
University: United States Naval Academy
Current/Recent Course: BSc (Majors Quantitative Economics and Political Science)
Nate Bermel is a senior at the United States Naval Academy where he has a 4.0 GPA, majors in Quantitative Economics and Political Science, and is ranked first in academic, military, and overall orders of merit among 1,073 of his classmates. At Brookline High School in Massachusetts, Nate sponsored two bills targeting student smoking; since the bills’ passage, the smoking rate has fallen over 50%. As a midshipman, Nate has served as a peer tutor, a Plebe Summer detailer, and the Brigade Honor Advisor -- overseeing the staff of the midshipman-run Honor Program, honor education for the Brigade, and the investigation and board process for alleged honor offenses. He is also a member of the Academy’s club lacrosse team, winning back-to-back national championships. During his summers, Nate has summited Denali on an expedition with three other midshipmen, analyzed the oil market in ISIL-held Iraq and Syria for the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, and travelled to the Marshall Islands, where he researched the impacts of climate change on the American military base and Marshallese population at Kwajalein Atoll.